Program Coordinator

Job Position: Program Coordinator

Employment Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Salary Range: $52,000-$56,000

About EarthGen

The next generation will inherit two interconnected crises they did not create: climate change and social injustice. To help solve these challenges, EarthGen guides and supports youth, educators, and school communities to become leaders for a healthy environment. Through EarthGen’s science-based, action-oriented programs based in K-12 schools, young people gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to think critically, act with purpose, and bring others together to solve the challenges we face. With a focus on underserved communities across Washington state, EarthGen trains and supports educators to ensure that every young person can learn and take action to create a just and sustainable world.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with program staff to create, deliver, support, and evaluate educational programming for teachers, students, and schools in order to advance EarthGen’s mission. Equipped with environmental education expertise and a strong commitment to equity, the person in this position will help EarthGen meet the unique needs of school communities farthest from educational and environmental justice. The Program Coordinator will work directly with teachers and school leaders to guide and support them to engage their students in environmental learning and action. To be successful, the Program Coordinator needs creativity, persistence, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation:

  • Develop, adapt, and implement place-based educational resources in environmental and climate science, driven by the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Create and share classroom resources, in-person and virtual, that engage students to learn about and address local environmental issues.
  • Collaborate with community partners to ensure EG programs are culturally responsive and center representative justice.
  • Implement evaluation tools and processes to guide program improvements.
  • Assist in managing program participation and evaluation data using Salesforce and Excel.

Professional Development:

  • Plan and lead trainings and other events (both virtually and in-person) for teachers, school administrators, and community partners.
  • Recruit attendees and manage event logistics, such as clock hours, stipends, training materials, etc.
  • Support attendees after events and throughout the year to ensure successful implementation of programs.

School Support:

  • Build rapport with students, teachers, and school administrators by email, phone, and in person.
  • Facilitate educational programs around installation of new school sustainability infrastructure, such as rain gardens, waste sorting tables, and food gardens.
  • Make connections and facilitate community partnerships to support successful programming.

EarthGen is a small, growing organization and all employees are expected to perform tasks outside of their job description from time to time.

Required Qualifications 

  • Passion for EarthGen’s mission and a strong commitment to equity and environmental justice.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, education, or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working environmental education, including teacher training and curriculum development.
  • A track record of working in or in partnership with K-12 schools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-directed and organized, with exemplary attention to detail.
  • Tech savvy, especially with Microsoft Office and online meeting platforms like Zoom.
  • High emotional intelligence, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with and learn from people from different backgrounds.
  • Flexibility and interest in working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel in Washington state.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching credential/experience or master’s degree in environmental education, natural sciences, or related field.
  • Professional experience and training around equity and social justice.
  • Familiarity with Washington state.
  • Knowledge of Washington State Learning Standards, especially the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Data management experience; Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Experience with program management platforms like Asana a plus.
  • Experience with program evaluation.
  • Spanish language proficiency.

Compensation Details

The Program Coordinator is a full-time, salaried position. Some flexibility around work hours will be required, including occasional evenings and weekends. The salary range is $52,000-$56,000 depending on experience, plus full benefits (medical/ dental/vision benefits/403b retirement plan). Time off includes ten paid holidays, seven Sick and Safe Leave days, and 20 additional vacation days in the first year.

EarthGen is committed to providing a flexible work environment. Our office is located in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle, and staff currently work a combination of remote and in-person schedules.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as one document in Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, outline 1) your experience with the requirements listed above and 2) why you are a good fit for this position.

Email all materials to hr@earthgenwa.org with the subject line “Program Coordinator_Your Last Name.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted through August 31, 2021. The target start date is late September 2021.

EarthGen values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. EarthGen is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.